Over the past few years, conversations have become increasingly supplemented by well-known quotes from television and cinema. This phenomenon has resulted in the uncomfortable and all-too-common social situation where one person delivers a quote masterfully and the embarrassed listener, having never seen the movie, has to halt conversation to ask why they are being slapped in the face repeatedly and instructed to "act like a man!"
As a public service, CRACKED has compiled commonly utilized movie quotes, along with a description of how they are typically used in conversation. Now when you hear these lines, you can laugh knowingly while mourning the death of intelligent conversation.
"Vegas, Baby, Vegas!"
"Vegas Baby Vegas" was brought to you by Swingers
, the film that launched the careers of John Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who have all enjoyed endless success as long as they weren't members of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Should you ever hear "Vegas Baby Vegas," it will in all likelihood be a white guy saying it. In fact, if you are ever in a car with two or more white males on the way to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno or anywhere with a slot machine, there' a 110% chance that you will hear "Vegas Baby Vegas" at least once, and more likely five or six times. The idea of VBV is to convey a sense of the camaraderie and excitement of a "guy' night out."
The conversational partner is usually expected to respond with another Swingers
line like: "You're so fucking money." Other acceptable responses include, "you're such a fucking tool" and "Jesus, Randy, we get it. Enough."
"Look at the beeg boy, cahming to get hees money."
Continuing with the White Guy/Gambling theme is a quote from Teddy KGB, played by John Malkovich in the poker movie Rounders
. While declining in popularity, Teddy KGB quotes are still welcome in living room poker games nationwide, and Beeg Boy is applicable anytime a new player arrives or a player makes a comeback. Teddy KGB lines also go over well at casino poker tables, where the dealers have never heard that one before. Really. (Note: Teddy KGB quotes should be delivered in the worst Russian accent possible, with the knowledge that it will never be as bad as Malcovich'.)
"I fart in your general direction!"
This classic gem from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
is the verbal equivalent of chucking someone' chin: it' harmless faux-aggression, and very few people will know what you're doing. People who use this quote are likely to be pasty, thin, and brittle-boned. One appropriate reply is to fire back: "We are the knights who say 'Knee!'" Another is to give the quoter an atomic wedgie. If you really want to hurt his feelings, as the waist of his underpants comes up over his head shout, "I'm a chaotic-evil elf-warrior with a constitution of 18, bitch!" Don't worry if you don't know what that means; the nerd will.
"The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club."
Whether in life or the workplace, rules are boring, so on the surface, Brad Pitt' iconic line from the cult hit Fight Club
is useful to lighten up otherwise dull regulations. For instance, "The first rule of Pictionary is: you do not talk about Pictionary" will be a hit at any party, so long as you're playing Pictionary.